Last Tuesday me, mum and S went for a little walk.
Our stroll ended by a pub.
There was a sign outside advertising the fact cooked breakfasts were served until midday.
A plan was made.
We would go for another stroll, explore a different route through the copse and make sure we ended up by the pub for 11.30.
So this Tuesday we parked up and headed off into the copse, me and mum using the small gate, S climbing over the larger one.
Instead of going towards Pine Walk this time we headed in the direction of Old Ivy Lane.
The path meandered through the copse for a short distance and then we were out and in the middle of a housing estate.
Ivy Lane turned out to be one I have driven past thousands of time and never really noticed and it leads to a very busy road. This wander wasn't as green and pleasant as the previous week.
The highlight at this point was this gorgeous red front door with stained glass panel.
Walking alongside the busy road we were passed by a very sprightly older gentlemen who greeted us with a cheery 'Morning Ladies'.
Just after this we took the first opportunity we had to turn off from the road and try and find our way back to the copse once again. It was here we discovered a monster of a blackberry bush from which we picked a very small handful of quite large fruit for S to snack on.
We found the path we needed easily enough and managed to time our arrival at the pub just right.
Unfortunately the rest of our visit didn't go so well. They took ages to serve us with our food and when they did some of it was inedible.
I did, very politely, complain and have also emailed my complaint to the customer service department.
In the end I had to leave mum and S to finish off whilst I made a dash to get to work, thankfully I wasn't late.
Not quite the relaxing treat we had planned but again it was good to spend our time together and outdoors.